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Phil Spencer is gonna do more for gamers than any person this decade

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Topher

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I'll say Phil Spencer has done more for Xbox than anyone else. He has done more for gaming at Microsoft as well. Those are not minor accomplishments.

But for "gamers" in general?

Austin Powers No GIF


Come on. That's pure hyperbole.
 

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In 2014, Microsoft was about to cancel Xbox. Xbox One was a failure.

Spencer was the man to push for the continued existence of Xbox. He had a vision that convinced Microsoft that there was something here to salvage.

He inherited Xbox One and all the problems of that machine, and ever since has struggled to find a way to compete with Playstation. But from the start, he understood what he had to do.

He had to build a new initiative within Xbox from scratch and simply investing in games was not gonna cut it, he was never gonna compete with Sony that way. But he knew what he had to do, and he knew it was gonna take years to build, amidst gamers mocking Xbox One and the failures of the company to compete with Sony.

Game Pass, XCloud, PC Support, making Xbox a PC and console brand combined, this is the way. Building for the future, a future that slowly built the library and subscriptions of Game Pass, a future that anticipated the growth and importance of PC gaming and subscription services.

Years later, here we are. Xbox offers game streaming on smartphones and tablets, in January Game Pass had 18 million members, and the number is exploding month to month. PC and console gamers alike are flocking to the service. The service sees full-on triple-A games launch day one, something developers and fans alike questioned would be feasible but Spencer would not back down.

While Playstation is ditching E3 and cross-platform games, Spencer moves towards it.

Phil Spencer's vision is starting to take form, the path is set, when Bethesda starts to push Fallout and Elder Scrolls, and XCloud allows even weak PC's to play triple-A games, the curtain will fall and Xbox will explode across the console market and PC gaming.

His vision will bring fourth gaming services that ditch the 70 dollar bullshit price tag, and gives us access on day 1. XCloud will swallow up Stadia and Geforce Now and allow everyone to play high-end PC games with a stable cloud service simply by owning Game Pass.

Hallelujah.
thats good. the last decade was not good from him. i think the last decade was the weakest from any first party studio ever. their output was mediocre at best. utterly forgettable at worst. he cancelled games that couldve been good so dont tell me that he was starting over.

buying zenimax doesnt make him great. zenimax was big enough to continue releasing games. all hes done is made sure that they cannot release games on the playstation. that isnt doing more for gamers, thats doing less.

what he needs to do is build more internal first party studios and save independent studios that are failing. buying up successful studios is no different than buying exclusives like rise of tomb raider or ff7.

xbox series x just had the worst launch ever for a console. i dont think ive ever seen a launch window lineup this bad. lets wait until he actually starts delivering 3-4 AAA exclusives a year before we create this thread because right now hes literally a decade behind sony and nintendo.
 
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Jigsaah

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In 2014, Microsoft was about to cancel Xbox. Xbox One was a failure.

Spencer was the man to push for the continued existence of Xbox. He had a vision that convinced Microsoft that there was something here to salvage.

He inherited Xbox One and all the problems of that machine, and ever since has struggled to find a way to compete with Playstation. But from the start, he understood what he had to do.

He had to build a new initiative within Xbox from scratch and simply investing in games was not gonna cut it, he was never gonna compete with Sony that way. But he knew what he had to do, and he knew it was gonna take years to build, amidst gamers mocking Xbox One and the failures of the company to compete with Sony.

Game Pass, XCloud, PC Support, making Xbox a PC and console brand combined, this is the way. Building for the future, a future that slowly built the library and subscriptions of Game Pass, a future that anticipated the growth and importance of PC gaming and subscription services.

Years later, here we are. Xbox offers game streaming on smartphones and tablets, in January Game Pass had 18 million members, and the number is exploding month to month. PC and console gamers alike are flocking to the service. The service sees full-on triple-A games launch day one, something developers and fans alike questioned would be feasible but Spencer would not back down.

While Playstation is ditching E3 and cross-platform games, Spencer moves towards it.

Phil Spencer's vision is starting to take form, the path is set, when Bethesda starts to push Fallout and Elder Scrolls, and XCloud allows even weak PC's to play triple-A games, the curtain will fall and Xbox will explode across the console market and PC gaming.

His vision will bring fourth gaming services that ditch the 70 dollar bullshit price tag, and gives us access on day 1. XCloud will swallow up Stadia and Geforce Now and allow everyone to play high-end PC games with a stable cloud service simply by owning Game Pass.

Hallelujah.
I've never cringed so hard in my life.

Let's not do this please. What Phil did was great, but do we really need the "second coming" threads?

It just makes Xbox fans look bad. Humility is a virtue.
 
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Bragr

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I think it would have been better if you had pointed the pros of Phil Spencer's work without that hyperbole about the decade. With that thread title it's very difficult to take you seriously and invest time in reading your post.
There is nothing hyperbole about Phil Spencer saving the gaming industry in one decade. It might be an understatement if anything.
 
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